Milady's Chemise, Plain
No woman wants to be discovered on the brink of ruin in an inferior chemise. Whether you are a lady, or just portray one onstage, these folds of fine muslin (artfully arranged, of course!) are that little bit of something betwixt you and scandal. You may also call it a shift, if you’re of the Medieval or Renaissance temper, or a "shimmy," like a certain Miss O’Hara, with her Victorian sensibilities. (And frankly, my dear, he does know what you look like without it.)
We use soft cotton elastic at the wrists and neckline for comfort. The neckline is wide enough to be worn off the shoulders.
Cleaning instructions: Wash in a sparkling stream; spread on grass to dry while bathing nearby. The First Law of Romance decrees that a handsome stranger will soon appear and seize the garment. The rest is up to you.
One size fits most; approximately 52" long from the shoulder. Contact us for custom lengths.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.